This summer I have been herding sheep for Ken Price Silviculture. As an alternative to mechanical brushing or herbacide we are using sheep to clear away the competing vegetation. Although it is seldom used, it is an economical and environmentally conscious practice. My role is to work with sheep dogs to guide the grazing and minimize damage to seedlings. We have about 1300 sheep and they can clear several hectares a day depending on the density of the vegetation. The bulk of my day is spent with the sheep but I also get the opportunity to work foresters and learn more about the silvicultural processes. It was through co-op that I found such an engaging and unique job opportunity.